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Cato-Meridian plans for junior-high school students to attend twice a week, elementary students four times

The Cato-Meridian School District has come up with a plan for reopening in the fall.

All school districts are required to come up with a plan by the end of the month. At this point, the deadline is merely days away.


A few major points from the plan is as follows:

– Junior and senior high students are going to attend in-person twice a week.

– Elementary students will attend school four times per week, and have staggered start times.

– A new bus route will be added to accommodate the start times.

– Students will have their temperature checked before getting on the bus.

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Cato-Meridian Superintendent Dr. Terry Ward told CNYCentral.com that getting kids back in the classroom is paramount.

“We looked at the data, and it was apparent that our kids were not growing at the same rate as they would if they were in school,” Ward said. “We have pods of 10, and those students, once they enter the classroom, will be allowed to take their masks off all day because our desks are six feet apart.”